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How do I Become a Product Manager / Implementation Specialist?

I recently met someone who is an Agile product manager, and he seems to have my dream job. I love meeting and talking to people, translating layman's speak and understanding into tech speak and vice versa, and I love an everchanging, fast-paced job where you actually *work.* How do I get into this? (Longsplaining background follows.) [more inside]
posted by traversionischaracter on May 1, 2014 - 13 answers

Developing career direction

Please help me figure out what direction my career could or should move in, based on my current job as Product Manager, my skills, and my strengths. [more inside]
posted by rachaelfaith on Mar 26, 2014 - 3 answers

Midlife crisis: Suggestions for a career path out of media?

I'm nearly 40 years old and by some measures, successful. I graduated from a top university and have been employed by major companies for nearly 20 years of my professional life. I've grown increasingly dissatisfied with my chosen career though, and I was hoping some of the wise minds here could give me some advice. Details follow. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 13, 2014 - 6 answers

Career Switch: Restaurant Management Edition

My SO has years and years of stellar restaurant management experience. How can he parlay this into a career outside of food service? [more inside]
posted by youandiandaflame on Oct 7, 2013 - 7 answers

How do I become a pointy-haired boss?

I'm on the job market and I want to move up in the world, managing other people. Tell me how to come across as a capable leader, especially in an interview. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 4, 2013 - 6 answers

Seeking Upper, Upper Management at a Fortune 500 Oil & Gas Company

The facts: I'm a reservoir engineer at a Fortune 500 oil and gas company. I have six years of experience. I have a BS in Petroleum Engineering from a top school. I've been told I'm on the fast track to management. I've also been told that unless I get an MBA, I'll reach a point in my career one day (maybe 10-15 years in the future) where I can't rise any higher. The question: I realize that there is no black-and-white answer here, but I'm looking for general advice on if I should get my MBA, so as not to plateau in my career advancement possibilities at a major oil and gas firm. Is an MBA generally considered to be a requirement for reaching the upper echelons of management at a Fortune 500? Are enough of my peers getting an MBA that it will be hard to complete with them if I don't also have one? Any advice you can offer, especially with respect to the oil and gas world, would be helpful (that said, advice on Fortune 500's in general is welcome as well). Obviously, getting an MBA is a major personal, professional, and financial commitment, so I want to consider all of the angles. What gives me pause is that when I look at some of the executives in positions I'd like to one day be in (general managers, VPs, or higher), some do not have MBAs.
posted by Shaitan on May 29, 2013 - 17 answers

Adivce on significant change in working environment!

Advice wanted: I'm moving from being the "IT guy" in 4 man company to IT managment in a large ogranisation (60k+ employees). [more inside]
posted by contentedweb on Oct 1, 2012 - 10 answers

What are some great resources on learning PMP and Project Management ?

What are some great books/resources for really learning and getting a master on Project Management? [more inside]
posted by PetiePal on Jun 29, 2012 - 5 answers

Any jobs that deal with classifying or indexing information?

Please help me come up with jobs where the main duty is organizing or classifying information. [more inside]
posted by stedman15 on Dec 6, 2011 - 13 answers

Need Management Consulting Help

I'm currently a rising senior at Harvard University thinking about applying to management consulting positions among others. I was wondering if the MeFi community had any advice or tips regarding what to do to prepare for the interview and what Management Consulting firms look for in an applicant. Any help or advice would be much appreciated; our career service center simply does not offer enough information. Thanks.
posted by da_wump on Aug 5, 2011 - 8 answers

When is it necessary to write a cover letter?

When is it necessary to write a cover letter? [more inside]
posted by Sloop John B on Apr 25, 2011 - 16 answers

Help me quit my company. Or not?

I've all but decided to leave the job I'm working at currently. I've been passively looking for jobs, but this activity is becoming less and less passive. I need some advice about how to do this gracefully and professionally. And possibly, I need some help feeling less guilty about it. [more inside]
posted by The Eponymous Pseudonymous Rex on Mar 29, 2011 - 8 answers

It's our responsibility to authoritatively negotiate market-driven technology so that we may conveniently build low-risk high-yield opportunities to stay competitive in tomorrow's world.

I'm a details-oriented guy. It seems that most people in management positions (who I assume are the ones making the big bucks) mostly talk in vague generalities. Can I, the details guy, move up make the big bucks too? Will that require rewiring myself not to sweat the details? [more inside]
posted by Tehhund on Jan 20, 2011 - 26 answers

HELP! IS MY FUTURE IN FINANCE DOOMED WITH A CRIMINAL RECORD?

Help! Is my future in finance doomed with a criminal record? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 13, 2010 - 7 answers

Non-mgmt hospitality jobs that pay well

How does one make money in retail/hospitality without becoming a manager? Are there “hidden” lower-level hospitality jobs that pay well? [more inside]
posted by yawper on Aug 17, 2010 - 11 answers

Help me get this job!

I have an interview for a Dialer Admin II position at a huge collections outfit in four hours. Although I have about 10 years of collections call center experience and have worked extensively ON a dialer, I've never actually done any Dialer Admin-type work. What can I say or do to help me get this job? [more inside]
posted by Bageena on Sep 14, 2009 - 5 answers

The hourly demands of an IT Project Management job?

The hourly demands of an IT Project Management job? Help me with my career planning! [more inside]
posted by gttommy on Nov 3, 2007 - 18 answers

How can I become the equivalent of a tenured professor...by next year or so?

What is the (probably software related) job that I want called, and how can I get that job now rather than later? Obscenely lengthy explanation inside. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 31, 2007 - 24 answers

Are there any Release Management Engineers out there?

Are there any Release Management Engineers out there? I would like to find out about your daily routine. Besides the responsibilities mentioned in typical job descriptions, what is it like being a release management engineer? Is it stressful? Is there room for creativity? What sort of career path is there? Lastly, how does the pay compare with other software engineering roles?
posted by zzztimbo on Aug 8, 2007 - 1 answer

Wanted: life like Bob Newhart's

Any advice for a couple who are disillusioned with their jobs and want to become innkeepers? [more inside]
posted by parilous on Jul 11, 2007 - 11 answers

Tips on managing 20-somethings

Can someone with experience managing younger people (20-29), or young people with experience being managed, offer some helpful tips and some things to be mindful of? [more inside]
posted by psmealey on May 11, 2007 - 30 answers

transitioning into management in I.T.?

Any tips for transitioning into management in I.T.? [more inside]
posted by xulu on Jan 28, 2007 - 8 answers

Please help me find a new direction

Career direction help? Can the mefites help me discover a new path for my professional life? [more inside]
posted by BrodieShadeTree on Nov 16, 2006 - 1 answer

Being a Talent Agent

What does running a talent agency entail? [more inside]
posted by divabat on Oct 30, 2006 - 2 answers

How to know if your company is fucked?

What are the warning signs that your company is a sinking ship? [more inside]
posted by bashos_frog on Sep 15, 2006 - 34 answers

How can I decide if I'm management material?

How can I decide if I'm management material? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 23, 2005 - 17 answers

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